Many homes, and many of the iconic buildings in the community were saved through the efforts of just over a thousand firefighters. Some firefighters have returned home, others are still managing the fire which is at 75% containment. In looking at aerial photos it seems that many of the homes that were saved are islands in a sea of charred land. As these families return they must deal with the loss, the stench and the surreal landscape.
~dedicated to you, our blogger friends, & our blogger friends & family in the Colorado fires~
because its all I can do right now; such is the way with fire.
a year later,
Feral's video touched my heart. She made me cry. I cried for the Black Forest community that will never quite be the same. I cried for other communities experiencing destruction. But, I also cried a few happy tears, too. Feral speaks of the promise of the future...
Thanks, Feral. This is so beautiful. Well said! Thanks for showing my friends that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for letting me share this uplifting video.
Feral Woman also sent me the following list she found in the Denver Post: